Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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January 17th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,362        301         541
CNN           392        126         169
MSNBC           561        165         261
CNBC           142         37           72
FBN             49         11           23
HLN           199         70         101
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,433        429         922
CNN           555        157         227
MSNBC           983        226         441
CNBC           131         53           79
FBN             54         26           26
HLN           315        101         167
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,155        277         509
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           207         99         102
MSNBC Morning Joe           483        174         243
CNBC Squawk Box             99         23           47
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           191        107         132
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,323        432         825
CNN SITUATION ROOM           591        141         257
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           875        169         366
CNBC FAST MONEY           183         45           87
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           166         51           61
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,235        355         694
CNN SITUATION ROOM           468        156         207
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           839        220         354
CNBC MAD MONEY           161         45           90
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           160         43           54
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,813        384         680
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           563        175         192
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           835        245         421
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           126         13           43
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           245         51         120
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,356        587       1,189
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           604        167         227
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,020        206         449
CNBC ONE NATION, OVERWEIGHT           126         45           45
HLN NANCY GRACE           417        114         230
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,276        406         882
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           592        140         208
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,096        280         510
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES           154         74         101
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           289         87         127
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 468 165 246
HLN NANCY GRACE 240 103 143
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,260        440         703
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           278        110         116
MSNBC ED SHOW           488        114         202
CNBC MAD MONEY             57         29           50
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           176         64           92

For other days cable news ratings click here.

P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast. For more information see Numbers 101.

Scratch = when a show's audience fails to meet minimum Nielsen reporting levels. For more information go here.

Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of July, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • usa8888

    Hey rat–almost half of Fox ratings for billo, hannity, and greta are old people, nothing wrong with that, but that’s a fact….Not true for MSNBC and CNN…Fox has the right wing, generally low educated, Lawrence Welk crowd locked up…..

  • usa8888

    The NRA is not the problem. Most members (except the skin head anti-government types) are OK. It’s the lunatic, far right wing leaders of the NRA who are the problem and they should be replaced….

  • cathy

    Good morning all. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

    I have a question, do trolls age differently then the rest of us? I mean one week they are young college students. Calling the GOP old. The next week they are in their middle 30’s, then they are retired (well I guess with the entitlement programs you can retire before you even start working.)

    Next Weekly Biden and Obama will take their gun control agenda on a nation wide tour. I thought it would be fun for us to guess on the outcome. Here are some of my thoughts on possible out comes. Please pick one or come up with your own.
    1) The 2013 dog and pony gun control tour has the same impact as the 2009 Obamacare tour. The bill gets passed but Republican win the 2014 election.
    2) The bill gets passed and the democrats win the 2014 election.
    3) Obama and Biden spend 3 trillion on their tour and no gun ban laws are voted on by congress.
    4) While Obama is touring the country trying to get gun control support, al qaeda storms more businesses in North Africa and takes more Americans as hostages.
    5) More protesters show up for the tour than supporters.
    6) People see the error of their ways and every criminal lays their guns at Obama and Biden feet.
    7) The flu shot of 2013 has side effects, everyone now believes everything MSNBC says. Ignorance is bliss after all. So we all live happily ever after. Dispute being jobless, homeless and hungry.

  • cathy

    A majority off the American people has changed their believes of HOPE for the next four years to just being able to COPE for the next four years. This according to MSNBC.

    Also from MSNBC most of Americans believe that Obama has a spending problem.

    These statements from the liberal lean forward station. Give conservatives hope that the country isn’t lost.

  • Ratboy

    @ Cathy

    I dont know about trolls and how they age but I am afraid IDIOTS never die! :lol: :lol:

  • AppleStinx

    Letmethink wrote: “n Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /?tro?l/, /?tr?l/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.”

    I don’t want to get anybody in trouble, but the troublemaker who posts under the name shhhhh Hillbilly shhhhh could be one of THEM. :neutral:

  • usa8888

    Cathy–The dems lost big in the last election, by 5 million votes nationally and HUGE (Rove lost it on FOX that night) in the electoral college. This, in spite of massive GOP voter suppression and district gerrymandering…AND hundreds of millions of dollares from the right wing Koch bros and Adelson. THe GOP tv spots were a huge pack of LIES, saying, among other things, that Obama was against the middle class and Robme/Lian Ryan were for them…say what???? The far right wing extremists who have taken over GOP continue their war on women, middle class, blacks, latinos, gays, the US economy, Social Security, Medicare, the EPA, the FDA, the USDA, the Federal Reserve,etc. This is largely fueled by ignorance of the right’s follwers e.g., x number of million follow the lunatic Rush Limbaugh and pad his pockets with money).

  • Ratboy

    Like I said…………..Idiots never die!

  • usa8888

    You’ve got to admit—it was an attention grabber…..

  • RedBarSoup


    What sore losers

    After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win.

    From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing state laws that give the winner of a state’s popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too. Instead, these officials want Electoral College votes to be divided proportionally, a move that could transform the way the country elects its president.

  • usa8888

    Fox “News” is distorting the news AGAIN: this time they say that most people support the NRA (54%), implying they support the NRA’s POSITION on gun control and oppose Obama’s–In fact, the vast majority of people according to all polls support Obama’s positions on gun control, even NRA members. This another example of the right wing propaganda arm (Fox “News”) completely distorting the take-away from a national poll and TWISTING what was REALLY said by the public to push La Pierre’s extremist agenda.

  • Letmethink

    I believe a couple of you who post here are from Michigan. On a gardening blog that I follow, she featured a book—Detroit 138 Square Miles. Very sad pictures–but very interesting. She says that the author blames no one–just documents the decline and decay. The lady who took the pictures had to have police protection to shoot the photos in some parts of Detroit.

  • usa8888

    Red Bar–exactly right–the far right fringe can not win an election legally, so they resort to illegal measures and/or manipulation to make it LOOK LIKE they have the votes….We will watch this type of manipulation closely….

  • Ratboy

    @ Letmethink

    Posted January 18, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    I believe a couple of you who post here are from Michigan. On a gardening blog that I follow, she featured a book—Detroit 138 Square Miles. Very sad pictures–but very interesting. She says that the author blames no one–just documents the decline and decay. The lady who took the pictures had to have police protection to shoot the photos in some parts of Detroit.

    Blame no one??? That is pretty funny! The city of Detroit has been a corrrupt joke for a long long time! there is not enough space here to identify the blame.

  • AppleStinx

    Obama has found his “bigger fish to fry than recreational marijuana users”

    Feds target medical marijuana mogul who was apparently operating under California state law, however making a lot of money (a worse sin).

  • Matthew

    Piers, The Hypocrite

    Of course. He and Alex Jones may as well have high-fived each other the minute the cameras turned off; they both get to increase their name recognition, worm their way into the discussion, and then go on several other shows to discuss their ‘position.’ Morgan is a phony, shameless self-promoter.

  • cathy


    It’s conservatives fault that there are so many IDIOTS in the world.

    In 1880 when the liberals and progressives embraced Darwin’s total theory of evolution and started the Eugenics programs in the U.S. which forced sterilization and ab**tion of the poor, black and weak minded. The conservatives shouldn’t have stopped them. Margaret Sanger (the mother of planned parenthood) was a big supporter of Eugenics.
    We are still being stupid today, fighting against ab**tion. PP does one every 95 seconds. Think of how many more liberals there would be in the world if we had won on the ab**tion front.
    Of course I’m being sarcastic, I’m proud we fought against those injustices.

  • Letmethink

    @Ratboy Blame no one??? That is pretty funny! The city of Detroit has been a corrrupt joke for a long long time! there is not enough space here to identify the blame.


  • Ratboy

    Well I just got a text from my son. He got his first paycheck since King Obama protected the middle class as of the first of the year. He is an earner of around $50k a year (last I looked that is not the top 1%) and his check is $30 less than it was before the king came to the rescue of the middle class! Now that is gonna stimulate the economy!! 30 bucks less that my son can spend!

    Atta Boy King!

  • cathy

    Redbarsoup, Splitting elect college votes so they better represent the popular vote is something people have been talking about for years. The fact that you see this as republicans trying to change the rules so they can win is silly. Do you not want the college to better support the popular vote? Any changes will not change an election outcome. It will only change the way politicians campaign.

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